The Essex Catholic High School Hall of Fame

During its 47-year run, thousands of students graduated from Essex Catholic, and hundreds of faculty members, coaches and staff taught, coached, mentored or assisted them. Since 1981, at the annual Alumni Dinner, the Foundation has recognized outstanding members of the Essex Catholic community with induction into the Hall of Fame, which now numbers more than 200 individuals, plus several iconic athletic teams.

Hall of Fame inductees, nominated by their peers, are selected for their achievements and service during their time at Essex Catholic, and for accomplishments in their academic, professional or community lives following that, including contributions to the Essex Catholic community.

In addition to the Hall of Fame, which was founded by faculty member/coach Anthony “Brother Nick” Naclerio, the Foundation also gives Special Recognition awards.

DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE HALL OF FAME ROSTER IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER, BY CLASS YEAR, AND BY YEAR INDUCTED:
Essex Catholic Hall of Fame Roster

Hall of Fame, Individuals

Adubato , Stephen N. ’75
Inducted 1998
Allora , Louis P. ’61
Inducted 1981
Alvarado , Colonel Walter L. ’81
Inducted 2014
Anderson , Cliff ’75
Inducted 1994
Angowski , Richard ’65
Inducted 2015
Austin , Eddie ’70
Inducted 1982
Banks , Kevin ’75
Inducted 2017
Bauer , Ray ’71
Inducted 1991
Bauer , Dr. George ’64
Inducted 1989
Bavero , Jerry ’69 (Posthumously)
Inducted 2016
Boutsikaris , Tom ’65
Inducted 2001
Brown , Dave ’75
Inducted 1984
Cardone , Bill ’71
Inducted 2011
Cassese , John ’62
Inducted 1996
Castellano , Vincent ’69
Inducted 2017
Cerone , Rick ’72
Inducted 1981
Cifelli , Al ’65
Inducted 1988
Clark , Jim ’76
Inducted 1986
Colaiacovo , Chuck (Faculty/Coach)
Inducted 2016
Collucci , Vic ’67
Inducted 1985
Collucci , Rocco '72
Inducted 1987
Connell , William T. ’67
Inducted 2001
Constantinople , Lou ’65
Inducted 1989
Coppola , Steve ’82
Inducted 1992
Coppola , Robert ’67
Inducted 1987
Courter , Craig ’66
Inducted 1985
Critchley , Michael Esq. ’62
Inducted 1995
Cubelli , Ken ’71
Inducted 1985
D’Alessandro , Gene (Faculty/Coach)
Inducted 2011
D’Ambola , Samuel M.D. (Fencing Coach)
Inducted 1983
Decker , Jack ’71
Inducted 1994
Del Mauro, , Ron ’62
Inducted 1981
DePoto , Tom ’70
Inducted 1990
Desiderio , Roger ’67
Inducted 2006
DeVivo , Ed ’71
Inducted 2004
Dickerson , Ernest ’69
Inducted 1990
DiMeo , Alex ’72
Inducted 1992
Doherty , Jim ’69
Inducted 1989
Dowd , Charles J. ’67 (posthumously)
Inducted 2014
Dubrosky , Tom ’63
Inducted 1988
Duffy , Bro. Patrick CFC (Faculty/Coach)
Inducted 1992
Dufresne , Mark ’95
Inducted 2002
Dufresne, , Kesner ’92 (Posthumously)
Inducted 2017
Dwyer , Fred (Faculty/Coach)
Inducted 1998
Dyson , Duane ’77
Inducted 2002
Ennis , John (Faculty)
Inducted 2005
Federico , Sal ’69
Inducted 2004
Ferrante , Rocco ’74
Inducted 1982
Flannery , Peter ’67
Inducted 1992
Fontana , Rick ’71
Inducted 2011
Foti , Jim ’74 ’74
Inducted 2014
Fowlkes, Jr. , Joseph M. ’67
Inducted 1998
Francis , Bishop Joseph (Patron)
Inducted 1995
Frannicola , Nicholas ’76 (Posthumously)
Inducted 2017
Fuchs , Tom ’65
Inducted 1992
Furnari , Joseph G. ’77
Inducted 1989
Garrett , Tyrone ’88
Inducted 2001
Garve , Joe (Faculty/Coach)
Inducted 1984
Germain , Bro. Martin E. CFC (Faculty/Coach)
Inducted 1991
Gibney , Ed ’75
Inducted 2018
Gleason , Martin F. ’63
Inducted 2001
Goodwyn , Benson ’87
Inducted 2002
Grosch , Nick ’71
Inducted 2003
Guevara , Rudy ’71
Inducted 1989
Gutsch , Dr. William ’63
Inducted 1986
Hall , Dr. Frank ’74
Inducted 1999
Harahan , Msgr. Robert J. ’66
Inducted 2015
Harrison , Jim ’71
Inducted 1986
Hart , Don ’71
Inducted 2018
Heugle , Robert ’71
Inducted 2017
Hickey , Jim ’68
Inducted 1982
Hogan , Tim ’75
Inducted 2015
Hogan , Ed ’73
Inducted 1984
Hutton , Wallace W. ’73
Inducted 1993
Iovino , Larry ’67
Inducted 2006
Irvin , Milton ’67
Inducted 1987
Johnsen , Bro. Stephen J. CFC ’69
Inducted 2003
Johnson , Larry ’75
Inducted 2017
Jones , Bob ’72
Inducted 1988
Kelly , Bro. James R. CFC (Faculty/Coach)
Inducted 1999
Keogh , Mike ’68
Inducted 1983
Kirby , James ’73
Inducted 1990
Kitts , Richard ’69
Inducted 2019
Knight , Alan ’79
Inducted 1996
Krause , Wayne ’67
Inducted 2017
Krause , Walter ’65
Inducted 1986
Krauss , Keith ’71
Inducted 2013
Krumeich , Jerry ’62
Inducted 1982
Kwasnik , Ed ’67
Inducted 1988
La Sala , Joseph P. ’65
Inducted 1993
LaFerrera , Rev. Robert ’67
Inducted 1999
Lane , Fred ’66
Inducted 1991
LaTorre , George ’ 74
Inducted 1987
Lee , Tim ’71
Inducted 2012
Lennon , John ’67
Inducted 1991
LePore , Jim ’65
Inducted 1985
Liddell , Greg ’73
Inducted 1988
Liebler , Rich ’63
Inducted 2013
Liquori , Marty ’67
Inducted 1982
Loftus , Bro. Arthur A. CFC (Faculty/Coach)
Inducted 1993
Long , Timothy R. ’92 (Posthumously)
Inducted 2016
Maguire , Dr. James (Faculty)
Inducted 1987
Mahoney , Hugh ’62
Inducted 1985
Martin , Arthur ’66
Inducted 1981
Mastracchio , Joe ’65
Inducted 1981
Matos , Al ’76
Inducted 2017
Mattia , Al (Faculty/Coach)
Inducted 2019
McCabe , Steven ’64
Inducted 2014
McCree , John ’71
Inducted 1982
McGovern , Sean ’84
Inducted 2010
McGrath , Kevin 72
Inducted 2014
McIntee , Brian ’75
Inducted 1985
McKenzie , Bro. Howard A. CFC
Inducted 2003
McKeon, James , James (Faculty)
Inducted 1987
McLaughlin , Tom ’73
Inducted 1992
McLaughlin , Harry '63
Inducted 1991
McLoughlin , Charlie ’69
Inducted 1985
McNamara , Robert “Brother Mac” (Faculty/Coach)
Inducted 2015
McNish , Marty ’61
Inducted 1981
Melillo , Larry ’77
Inducted 2012
Melody , John Owen ’72
Inducted 2012
Messina , Jay ’73
Inducted 2003
Miller , Thomas ’70
Inducted 2006
Miller , Steve ’73
Inducted 1989
Miller , Mark ’78 (Faculty/Coach)
Inducted 2018
Molinaro , Bob ’68
Inducted 1983
Moncelsi , Lonnie ’66
Inducted 1986
Mosley , Homer ’68
Inducted 2004
Mount , Tom ’66
Inducted 1986
Moyano , Marcelo ’76
Inducted 1995
Mulligan , Gary ’68
Inducted 1983
Mullin , Jim ’73
Inducted 2013
Murro , Mark '67
Inducted 1981
Naclerio , Anthony “Brother Nick” (Faculty/Coach)
Inducted 1982
Noonan , John ’74
Inducted 2019
Norton , Frank ’67
Inducted 1996
Nufrio , Phil ’69
Inducted 2018
Nunn , John ’68
Inducted 2009
O’Dowd , Joe ’63
Inducted 1982
O’Leary , Jack ’64
Inducted 1981
O’Neill , Hugh '72
Inducted 1984
Offer, Bro. , Francis I. CFC (Faculty)
Inducted 1981
Otskey , Vince ’66
Inducted 2013
Otskey , Jerry ’63
Inducted 1984
Palestina , Robert ’77
Inducted 2017
Palmeri , Sebastian ’66
Inducted 2016
Pasciuti , Dr. Frank ’69
Inducted 1984
Pellegrino , Gloria (Staff)
Inducted 2003
Petersen , Rick ’71
Inducted 2005
Petillo , Dr. John ’64
Inducted 1985
Powers , Jim ’73
Inducted 2013
Prata , Henry ’63
Inducted 2003
Provini , Charles ’64
Inducted 1990
Re , Joe ’80
Inducted 1988
Reeves , Dwayne ’88 (posthumously)
Inducted 2005
Reilly , Tom ’71
Inducted 1987
Reilly , Tim ’69
Inducted 2012
Reilly , Phil ’69
Inducted 1981
Reinhardt , Rich ’64
Inducted 1982
Reto , Joe ’79
Inducted 1983
Romano , Joseph ’62
Inducted 2002
Royster , Keith ’75
Inducted 2016
Ryan , Greg ’65
Inducted 1986
Santiago , Edward ’68
Inducted 2002
Sasso , Dennis ’65 (Faculty/Coach)
Inducted 1984
Schaafsma , Charlie ’75
Inducted 2019
Schetelick , Paul ’67
Inducted 1998
Semler , Joe '69
Inducted 1987
Seyyid , Jubba ’88
lnducted 2018
Shannon , Mike ’64 (Faculty/Coach)
Inducted 1983
Shumacher , Larry ’66
Inducted 1982
Silva , Vick ’70
Inducted 2004
Smith , James D. ’61
Inducted 2001
Soriano , Bruce ’68
Inducted 1991
Stefanelli , Eugene ’62
Inducted 2012
Sullivan , Steve ’63
Inducted 1983
Sullivan , Donald (Faculty)
Inducted 2003
Suminski , John ’65
Inducted 1981
Swift , Jim ’72
Inducted 2018
Taglieri , Bob (Faculty/Coach)
Inducted 1994
Thunell , Joseph ’66
Inducted 2006
Tobia , Albert ’63
Inducted 1993
Tobia , Alfonse ’67
Inducted 1990
Tomasetta , Louis R. ’66
Inducted 200
Tortoriello , Bob ’68
Inducted 1982
Uricoli , Alfonse ’77
Inducted 1990
Valente , William T. (Faculty)
Inducted 1985
Vantuono , William C. ’77
Inducted 2019
Varsanyi , Peter ’71
Inducted 2011
Verzatt , Marc ’66
Inducted 2004
Vreeland , Ralph ’67 (Posthumously)
Inducted 2016
Waldemore , Stan ’73
Inducted 1984
Walsh , Tim ’80
Inducted 2011
Walsh , Joe (Trustee)
Inducted 2003
Washington , Barry ’65
Inducted 1982
Westbrook , Peter ’70
Inducted 1981
Whalen , Bro. Paul B. CFC  (Faculty/Coach)
Inducted 1988
Williams , Mike ’62
Inducted 1984
Witsch , Michael ’65
Inducted 2005
Wujciak , Al ’72
Inducted 1983
Zatorski , Richard ’69
Inducted 1992
Zeiser , Daniel ’72
Inducted 2015
Zirpoli , Steve ’76
Inducted 2013

Hall of Fame, Athletics and Activities

1975 Varsity Baseball Greater Newark Tournament Champions
Inducted 2005
1975 Varsity Basketball State Champions
Inducted 2006
1977 Varsity Basketball State Champions
Inducted 2011

Special Recognition

1961 Penn Relay Team 
Honored 2012
1964 Project 300, Essex Catholic’s Salute to New Jersey’s Tercentenary 
Honored 2014
1964 Varsity Cross Country State Champions 
Honored 2014
1964, 1971, and 1972 Varsity Football Teams 
Honored 2008
1966 Varsity Baseball State Champions 
Honored 2016
1969 Varsity Soccer State Champions 
Honored 2019
1973 Varsity Wrestling Team 
Honored 2018
1976 Varsity Baseball State Champions 
Honored 2016
1977 Varsity Cross Country State Champions 1977 Varsity Indoor Two-Mile Relay Squad 
Honored 2017
Cawley, Bro. Kevin CFC ’65. Bro. Francis I. Offer Lifetime Achievement in Education Award  
Honored 2006
Choppy, Frank ’71 
Honored 2018
ECHS National Merit Scholars 
Honored 2009
ECHS-Graduate Firefighters and First Responders 
Honored 2016
ECHS-Graduate Law Enforcement Officers 
Honored 2015
ECHS’s Original Physical Education Instructors: Salvatore Zarro, Leonard Watson and Nicholas Guarino
Honored 2015
Fencing State Champion Teams and Coach Samuel “Doc” D’Ambola 
Honored 2014
Gray, Richard (Faculty). Bro. Francis I. Offer Lifetime Achievement in Education Award
Honored 2006
Grondin, Bro. Richard K. ’63 (posthumously). ECHS Alumnus Principal
Honored 2013
Grosch, Nick ’71 
Honored 2011
Marano-McGinley, Karen. Essex Catholic Distinguished Service Award (Drama Club, Cheerleaders)
Honored 2013
Murray, Thomas C. (Faculty). Bro. Francis I. Offer Lifetime Achievement in Education Award
Honored 2004
Naclerio, Anthony “Brother Nick” 
Honored 2004
Novak, Bro. Robert CFC, Ph.D ’67 (Faculty/Coach). Bro. Francis I. Offer Lifetime Achievement in Education Award
Honored 2013
Publication of Spirit of ’69, Thomas C. Murray’s Literary Work
Honored 2009
Semler Family 
Honored 2016

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